Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best this brewery has produced to date in my opinion. Pours very dark in color with hints of honey and bourbon. Taste included oak with a subtle smokey flavor.
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, some smoke, and a little alcohol. Medium to heavy body, with a long, sweet, then slightly bitter finish. I waited a while to try this, and it was worth the wait.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 12/2013 3R6P gathering +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong coconut, vanilla, rum, dark fruits, strong malts, vanilla, marshmallow and more coconut. I kept a bit of this aside just to keep nosing throughout the night. Marvelous aroma! The flavor was strong coconut, chocolate, vanilla, hot pepper, marshmallow and rum. Very long finish of coconut, rum, vanilla and chocolate. Thick and syrupy body. Marvelous!
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, laber larver (bourbon). Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, laber larver (bourbon), chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got as a Christmas gift, 2013 edition. Wish I had another bottle to let age. Sweet. Very sweet. Heavy on the palate. I think it would be awesome with a little age
plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i ventured far into the deep space of Durham NC to find this 22oz bottle of madness. It pours out midnight black with a very little beige head. The aroma is a wonderful mixture of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and honey. It’s so good once it hits your lips. Nice woody bourbon taste mixed with sweet honey. And the aftertaste is killer awesome as well. Sweet vanilla woody bourbon just stays on your tongue. My good lord. In my opinion, if you find this beer get it!
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Cheers to Bruce for bringing this along! The pour’s brown with a small head. Chocolate brownie nose. Some vanilla, rocky road fudge. Some dark fruits. The taste is hot and sweet. Cocoa, raisin. Vanilla. Spicy yule log. Full body, syrupy. Soft carbonation. Pleasantly fat, flavorful.
mbtrailbuilder (14) - , North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice stout with a heavy raisin taste, but I think it’s a bit overrated.This is a great stout, but I think it’s overrated for the price you have to pay. Olde Hickory is doing a great job with this stout, but the price at the local bottle shop where a patron gave me a taste was just too much. Great stout in the $8-10 range for a 22oz, but not at the $15 price point.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a quilt of mocha foam. Smell was evident as soon as I cracked the bottle. I don’t know what barrels they used here, but I only have smelled this nose in PVW 20+ yr barrel aged beers. Minerals, nougat, vanilla, booze, cocoa, marzipan and honey in here. Really complex nose. Flavor is robust with sweet malts, some caramel, some fudge and some molasses. Again the honey is evident - which surprises me. Mineral character still there also. Full bodied with low carb and an off-dry finish. Nice beer, really the nose does it, the flavor doesn’t do the olfactory justice.
Vestergaard (910) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2010. Pours slight reddish Black with a pretty Dark Brown head. Aroma has Got choco malts, gun powder, soy and stuff. Taste reveals some bourbon and sweetness. Vanilla and some saltyness. Really exclusive! Thanks to motherbrother!
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